To be a Pet Detective, you have to understand both the criminals and animals. Ace Ventura goes even further... He behaves like a criminal animal. When a football team's mascot (a dolphin) is stolen just before the Superbowl, Ace Ventura is put on the case. Now, who would want to steal a dolphin, and why?Written by
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Ace's car is a 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. See more »
During the sequence when Ace is searching for the 1984 AFC Championship ring with the missing stone he chases a football player around the track. This actor is former NFL defensive end Marco Coleman. Coleman played college football at Georgia Tech from 1989-1991 and was with the Miami Dolphins from 1992-1995. This obviously means he would not have been a member of the 1984 AFC Championship team. He would have only been in high school, likely in the 9th grade in 1984. See more »
At the beginning of the end credits, Ace can be heard saying Tone, put that big ass size 13 on and kick it for the homies." See more »
Many scenes added in the T.V. version add missing essential story elements, making the rest of the picture more understandable. These include:
A scene in a bar in Ray Finkle's hometown.
Ace gets up on stage with the band Cannibal Corpse during the concert and sings.
Ace attempts to extract information crucial to locating the bar from a distraught gas station attendant.
Ace calls Emilio from the mental hospital and an elderly resident imitates him. Ace takes Melissa home after they leave the mental hospital and she kisses him goodnight.
Ace visits his hippie friend again and tries find out a connection between Einhorn and Finkle looking at their credit report. Also, Ace phones Emilio from the Mental Hospital to tell him about Finkle and Einhorn.
Near the end, Ace commands Snowflake to steal Einhorn's gun. Ace then tries to command Snowflake to give the gun to him, but the dolphin gives it back to Einhorn instead.
Now, these movies can't be taken too seriously. The storyline is silly, the dialog is silly and the concept is silly, with one extraordinary exception: Jim Carrey, who, in contrast, uses his extremely intelligent wit and hugely humorous body actions to make this movie what it is, hilarious.
The fact is, this mans arguably a genius, he made a possibly average, run-of-the-mill, 'straight to TV' comedy into an all-time classic. You can switch your brain off and literally laugh yourself to tears watching the scenes in which he acts in. He CARRIES this movie, no doubt and his performance in this is extremely underrated. Being one of his first major roles and to actually manage to single-handedly make this movie what it is with his sheer brilliance at being a comedian-actor, well, it should not be overlooked.
But of course, it has it's flaws. The fact is, the scenes without Carrey (Albeit, they're not many of them) really just shows this movie doesn't have much else going for it besides the man himself. Many of the other actors/actresses (Including Courtney Cox) just aren't funny. But this movie, in my opinion, deserves an 8, because it's just really showcasing Jim Carreys excellence. Watch it and believe me, you'll get hooked!
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